Monday, May 15, 2017

Freshwater fish ponds opened in Maungtaw

 May 14, 2017
Freshwater fish ponds in villages in the Maungtaw District that will spur prawn and fish breeding were opened by the regional government using its own budget, according to the official of Fishery Department.

“Now we start freshwater fish and prawn breeding as the state government will provide monetary help to dig fish ponds at the rate of an acre per village in the region” said U Tun Tin, Deputy Director of Maungtaw District Fishery Department. “Through freshwater fish and prawn breeding sites in the region established last year, we can give breeding methods, freshwater fingerlings; special training courses and other upgrading courses to the villagers as soon as possible. It is expected the freshwater fish breeding will attain remarkable development within three years will follow the breeding level of Yangon and Ayeyawady Regions soon.”

The fisheries department has already dug freshwater breeding ponds in five villages including Kayemyine village, Shwebaho village, Nanyakine village, Myothit village and Oo Daung village among thebeighty-two villages in the region. The ponds were 100 per cent finished and the breeding processes will start when the rain comes. The projects will be extended from five to 10 villages first and then to all villages, according to the local district fishery department.

River catfish, a variety of carp and fish of the Thai Burbus species have already been breeding in freshwater breeding sites in the Maungtaw District. Extended acres for the breeding ponds and new genetically modified species of fishes will be undertaken by the department, according to an official of the department.

Maung Sein Lwin(Myanma Alinn)

Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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